Rip Torn was an American actor. To an international audience he is remembered for his roles in (1969), Coming Apart (1970), Maidstone (1970) and Tropic of Cancer (1974). The Man Who Fell to Earth
Excerpt of Coming Apart
Famous hammer hitting scene of Maidstone
Tropic of Cancer, full Italian dubbed version
The Man Who Fell to Earth trailer
describes his integrity and says that he “took parts only in films that he considered artistic and/or Cult Movie Stars politically correct.”
He was also known for his on-set conflicts. While filming
for example, Torn struck director and star Maidstone Norman Mailer in the head with a hammer. With the camera rolling, Mailer bit Torn’s ear and they wrestled to the ground. The fight continued until it was broken up by cast and crew members. The fight is featured in the film.
Jean-Pierre Marielle was a French actor.
I have very warm recollections of the film
(1981). Coup de Torchon
In the scene above Marielle is shot by Noiret.
There is a complete version of the film
(1977), a period piece of 1970s French mores. … Comme la lune
Bibi Andersson was a Swedish actress known for films such as (1957), The Seventh Seal (1957) and Wild Strawberries (1966). Persona
Trailer for Persona
Trailer for The Seventh Seal
Trailer for Wild Strawberries
Excerpt from The Dick Cavett Show (1971) with Ingmar Bergman and Bibi Andersson
Dick Cavett: “It’s always said that Ingmar Berman [sitting next to her] understands women. Would you say that’s true?”
Bibi Andersson [hesitating, then nodding]: “Eeehh yes.”
Dance scene and funny mirrors scene in (1968), set to an unidentified tune. Flickorna
Scott Walker was an American-born British singer-songwriter, composer and record producer.
First active with the band
The Walker Brothers, Walker evolved from sappy and catchy recordings with an edge of sadness (“ Make It Easy on Yourself“, 1965; and “ The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine (Anymore)“, 1966) to more experimental work ( , 1978). Nite Flights
He would continue this course of experimentation in his solo work, culminating with albums such as
which was The Drift as scary as it was gentle, luckily not at the same time.
“ Standing in the Rain“.
Raymond Donnez, known as Don Ray, was a French musician and producer of some note in the Euro disco scene.
He contributed to
Cerrone‘s records and also released one solo album which enjoys cult status, (1978), which featured the successful single “Standing in the Rain”. The Garden of Love
(1967) Psychedelic Percussion
Hal Blaine was an American drummer.
Some of the more notable records he played on include the Ronettes’ single “Be My Baby” (1963) and the Beach Boys’ album
Pet Sounds (1966).
Of his solo work,
(1967) [above] is of note. Psychedelic Percussion
Carolee Schneemann was an American artist who flourished in the 1960s and 1970s with her “ body art”
Her best-known piece is
(1975), a performance in which she produced a scroll from her vagina while standing. Interior Scroll
Her films include
(1967) in which Schneemann and her then-boyfriend James Tenney are having sex, a reaction to Stan Brakhage’s Fuses (1959) which shows Brakhage’s wife giving birth. Window Water Baby Moving
Above are fragments of
Fuses set to an educative narration made as a school or university assignment.
Lasse Braun (1936 – 2015).
He was one of the last living protagonists of the ‘
porno chic‘ era. The only two survivors now are Radley Metzger (1929) and Tinto Brass (1933).
Here are two clips from Youtube (of all places)
An animated short film, a collaboration of
Siné and Braun:
And this rarity:
, a film by Braun starring Body Love Catherine Ringer, with music by Klaus Schulze.
I previously paid attention to Lasse Braun here